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November 13, 2007 - Impeachment

A total of 64% of American voters say that President George W. Bush has abused his powers as president. Of the 64%, 14% (9% of all voters) say the abuses are not serious enough to warrant impeachment, 33% (21% of all voters) say the abuses rise to the level of impeachable offenses, but he should not be impeached, and 53% (34% of all voters) say the abuses rise to the level of impeachable offenses and Mr. Bush should be impeached and removed from office.

Question:
Which one of these four statements do you agree with about President Bush:

1. President Bush has not abused his powers as president.

2. President Bush has abused his powers as president, but the abuses are not serious enough to warrant impeachment under the Constitution.

3. President Bush has abused his powers as president which rise to the level of impeachable offenses under the Constitution, but he should not be impeached.

4. President Bush has abused his powers as president which rise to the level of impeachable offenses under the Constitution and he should be impeached and removed from office.

 
11/12/07 #1 #2 #3 #4
 
All voters 36% 9% 21% 34%
 
Democrats (39%) 16% 9% 25% 50%
Republicans (35%) 64% 6% 12% 18%
Independents (26%) 29% 11% 26% 34%
 
Based on 1,100 completed telephone interviews among a random sample of registered voters nationwide November 9-12, 2007. The theoretical margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points, 95% of the time.

 

A total of 70% of American voters say that Vice President Dick Cheney has abused his powers as vice president. Of the 70%, 26% (18% of all voters) say the abuses are not serious enough to warrant impeachment, 13% (9% of all voters) say the abuses rise to the level of impeachable offenses, but he should not be impeached, and 61% (43% of all voters) say the abuses rise to the level of impeachable offenses and Mr. Cheney should be impeached and removed from office.

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Question:
Which one of these four statements do you agree with about Vice President Cheney:

1. Vice President Cheney has not abused his powers as vice president.

2. Vice President Cheney has abused his powers as vice president, but the abuses are not serious enough to warrant impeachment under the Constitution.

3. Vice President Cheney has abused his powers as vice president which rise to the level of impeachable offenses under the Constitution, but he should not be impeached.

4. Vice President Cheney has abused his powers as vice president which rise to the level of impeachable offenses under the Constitution and he should be impeached and removed from office.

 
11/12/07 #1 #2 #3 #4
 
All voters 30% 18% 9% 43%
 
Democrats (39%) 6% 25% 6% 63%
Republicans (35%) 61% 12% 6% 21%
Independents (26%) 26% 16% 18% 39%
 
Based on 1,100 completed telephone interviews among a random sample of registered voters nationwide November 9-12, 2007. The theoretical margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points, 95% of the time.

 

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Nice spin... but the data do not show that support... by Tom Murphy on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2007 at 7:10:44 PM
It would have been good if you'd included a li... by Brett Paatsch on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2007 at 9:41:48 PM
Thanks for the heads up.... by Kevin Gosztola on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2007 at 10:35:14 PM
Yes, thanks, Brett, for the heads up on that chara... by Tom Murphy on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007 at 7:11:36 AM
The poll seems pretty phony to me. They probably t... by Ty on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007 at 1:20:12 PM
It's a majority.... by Kevin Gosztola on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007 at 1:22:26 PM
Kevin, This poll could be summed up with 'not ... by Andris on Friday, Nov 16, 2007 at 1:22:41 AM